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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th June 2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: ranking my local business help

Because I'm a very generous and loving type of person.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Need Local Seo Help Stalled On Page 2 !

Here's my advice.

And for a change I will be serious.

You need to hire a real SEO with a track record to assess what you have and advise you on what to do. And by real I don't mean Mainstreet...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: How do I get 3000 High quality backlinks to my website in a week?

When potential clients start telling me what's best that's when I hit them with my patented "As a client. I don't think you would be a good fit for us." Speech I cultivated especially for stupid...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,662
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: New SEO techniques in 2015?

I can hardly contain my excitement :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,662
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: New SEO techniques in 2015?

Fast Keyword Rankings?

Fast is a relative term.

An ant thinks a turtle is fast. A turtle thinks a rabbit is fast. A rabbit thinks a coyote is fast. A coyote thinks a road runner is fast. A...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th April 2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Best seo course online??

SEO Pub Academy

Join and be set free. It's all you need.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: What ranking measure is most important?

This statement is absurd. Totally, completely, and utterly absurd.

The reason why?

Because if somebody Googles a phrase. Clicks on your site then leaves your site and doesn't hit their back...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Can you recommend a good course on SEO for 2015 and beyond?

I checked it out. It was one that was on my list but I never signed up. It seemed more like it was geared to internet marketing.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Can you recommend a good course on SEO for 2015 and beyond?

Yeah it's pretty detailed on keyword research, and how to structure sites.

It's has a lot of info on silo structures and how to configure architecture.

Assessing competition? I'm not sure, I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Can you recommend a good course on SEO for 2015 and beyond?

Yeah there's video tuts. Use it on your clients or your own either one.

First thing I did was took the tactics and applied them to my own site so that I ranked #1 for selling seo in my city.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st February 2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Can you recommend a good course on SEO for 2015 and beyond?

I've joined a few courses/groups. Probably a half dozen altogether over the course of 3 years now. Dumped all of them but one.

I'm loving the SEO Pub Academy.

The service and resources they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,845
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Do you believe in social signals as a ranking factor?

Believes got nothing to do with it.

This reminds me of the line at the end of Unforgiven when William Munny has Little Bill laying on the floor with that big bore rifle stuck under his neck.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th February 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Ever fired a client? What would you do with this?

Just an update.

So 10 months later I'm redoing her site :)

It took her a while to come around but we made it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,823
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Why do so many people say that SEO is dead?

SEO is dead?

"SEO is Dead" has become another meaningless buzzword phrase..

Spouting it gives people that have tried and failed at optimizing their and their customers sites for their key...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: SEO For Clients On A Budget

I agree wholeheartedly with this.

I tell clients that the money is on the first page in the top 3 spots. If they aren't willing to spend what it will take to get them there for their keyphrases...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,067
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: contents is not king?

Yes I did over simplify it. There will be citations. Social accounts if not present will be set up. And other things will happen that I'm not at liberty to say...

It's nothing totally top secret...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,067
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: contents is not king?

Content isn't king. It never has been and it never will be.

Some idiot that didn't understand how to do quality SEO said that stupid crap and now it's all over the internet.

Met with two...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,995
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Looking for a legit SEO service

No. No such service exists. Legitimate SEO services start at the low end of about $500.00 per month minimum.

With your budget you need to seek out a illegitimate SEO service from somewhere like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Backlinks to your citation sites

Mike Long's OMG guys are beasts at doing that. Youtube, Yelp, Weebly, Facebook, along with the main site all at the top of the first page. It's impressive to see.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,478
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Add content to my PBN sites, or keep about 5 solid articles?

I calculated it to be approximately 15.2 boxes of the cheap boxed wine in the WalMart discount liqueur isle.

Bought it anyway and partook of Mikes first 2 webinars. Deployed one tactic he ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Are all pages on a website equally important for ranking?

So yeah I read GOYs post and bookmarked it for later reading. I'm new to all of this silo stuff. Using onsite links to push pages in the ranks... I'm still learning and can't get enough of this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Google My Business

You need to google up "Phil Rozek"

He's got enough info freely available on his site so that you can probably get there.

Google local isn't that tough. The main thing I see when a client...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th October 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: What Happened To My Page Rank Here?

I agree with you Goy, Ive seen this myself.

Was approached by a local car dealer a few months back and did an assessment for them. Problem was that last year they were ranking on the first page...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Where do I even start with SEO?!?

There are no full answers. SEO evolves and has many facets. I been grinding hard for 3 years now and am just scratching the surface in a meaningful way.

It takes a while just to get a handle on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Questions for those who do a lot of blog commenting

I find relevant niche related blogs with scrape box. If there's a post with a high PR for that particular post/page and it's do follow with less than 20 outgoing links I will read the entire post,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th September 2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: The best SEO for our clients is not stricly SEO

Google is not about fair or level anything.

Google is about filling their stockholders and their own pockets with as much cash as they can while trying to stay inside the confines of the law as it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Query about Yahoo directory

Search Engine Land had an article blurb about some changes with it today. You might want to look into it..

The Yahoo Directory -- Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine -- Is To Close...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: best fiver gig to get 1st on google

Taking it a step further. Most Fiver gigs for SEO services will result in Google slapping a big penalty on your site.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Hiding links in website.

I got the plugin too and am crashing around with it now! Yukon shares some good stuff. Don't forget to thank his post!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Should domain names be niche keyword matching or -- simply branded?

I use EMD's for my lease sites because they'll fit any company in that industry, and are easier to rank. If I lose a customer (God Forbid) I can just switch logos, phone# and the about us page when I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th September 2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Rename current page or create a new page?

I'd create the new page and optimize it. Then get rid of the old page and redirect it's url to the new page.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: keyword research

I agree. Keyword research is important, but when it's done it's done. If I was planning a monster site I could see spending a day or two on it. But I just don't see a month of time on keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th September 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Local Business SEO Problem

I'm in a city with over a half million people.

For a local construction company I would build a site with between 20-40 pages. List it with the 5 big local data aggregators. Setup Google local,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th September 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Local Business SEO Problem

It's really hard to get somebody excited enough about a wax toilet ring to share it all over facebook.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th July 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Google Local Pindrop Updates Today?

They've been bouncing around all day, but I noticed the start yesterday.

Like always we won't know anything solid for a couple days.

Here's one for you. Web design and SEO is back in the locals...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Local SEO: Letting the links come naturally

I may do a moz local thing for my next client and see how it works out. If the listings are verified and accurate with links, pics, keywords, and categories I'm good with it.

How is the other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Any SEO company/person doing this?

The way I do it is..

Get an emd. Build it out. Rank it.

Then find somebody who's website isn't ranking but is doing pay per click.

Call and offer to put their name logo and the owners cell#...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th July 2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: How To Rank Local Site for several keywords

I would be careful with this. I do mostly small city specific service sites. I wouldn't build a new page for each of these different search terms, you're just saying the same thing over and over.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Ever fired a client? What would you do with this?

After giving it some thought this will be my plan.

I've sent her an email, telling her that I have some exciting things in the works.

That I have major news about things happening in the world...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Price and Mileage in Used Car Ads?

Here it is from the well.

Most car dealerships list the mileage in their ads. The majority of software that that loads individual cars into the inventory databases won't post without it. A lot of...
Forum: Website Design 7th April 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,203
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Cost of websites nowadays?

The lowest price I'll consider is about $2000, anything less can create potential problems down the road. That's for a 10 page site.

My general rule of thumb is $200.00 per page.

I always...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Site got de-indexed today...

Sometimes to much of a good thing can be a bad thing.

You have the word Pheromones on your home page 165 times or more.

Here's a cut and paste from google's best practices.

“Keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: How effective are Silo Structures? Should I restructure my site?

After reading everything on warrior forum about silo structures I decided to do one.

It's a tough industry that I chose because it has the word mortgage in it. It's also very geo specific to the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th February 2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Why Are You Here?

I came here to learn about internet marketing.

Life dealt me some lemons and took away my old method of making a living and seriously limited what I could and could not do. So I made the decision...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th March 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,557
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: *'Sex Sells'??? What are YOUR Thoughts??

Sex doesn't sell anything much except more sex. But it will get noticed and convert to sales if done properly

I did this mailer with a post card and got a 5% return on it. This is sex that works...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Big G playing around with Title tag changes on organic listings?

I know google will shorten a title tag on you if they think it's to long or uses the main keyword to much.

Google shortens title tag for certain keywords | SEOmoz Q&A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th September 2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,327
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Trying To Earn Money Online For Over 6 Years

You're not making any money because you're a hobbyist..

You're a hobbyist that dreams of becoming rich from doing their hobby.. It's all good.

Imagine that this (IMing) is farming. A successful...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 646
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Where Do You Get Your SEO Advice?

How do I get my SEO advice?

I've found 4 members of warrior forum that truly know what the hell they're talking about. All 4 of them are successful at what they do, and have proven track records. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th August 2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,153
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: SEO Forum Spam

"You forgot CDarklock, Kay King..."

I'll look them up! And may start stalking you to Paul..
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th August 2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,153
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: SEO Forum Spam

The way I avoid the spam here is very simple.

Take Mike Friedman.
Take Yukon.
Take Mike Anthony.
Take Niko.
Take Alexa Smith.

Go to their profiles - click statistics - click find...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: How much you are earning by doing SEO?

Hello Mike

I've been a couple of months here on the forum watching the who's who of seo/backlinking pros.

I need a good person to do some long haul seo on a few sites that are very important...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th March 2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Local Search Help

Here's a list of local directory's that will get you started.
They're all free, you will want to make a diary of usernames and passwords for each site.

Make sure to keep the NAME of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th February 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Blaine Smitley
Re: Need Offline marketing help for a Painting business

I've done some painting websites.. Very successful ones actually cuz before I was making a living online I was a painter.

For some good ideas go to painttalk.com just cruise on into their forums...
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